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weeks unless the president and congress find another way. president obama's nomination of chuck hagel to be secretary of defense has been blocked in the senate tonight. in a rare move, republicans are filibustering to prevent a vote on hagel. congressional correspondent nancy cordes is following all the of this. nancy. >> reporter: scott hagel's nomination is not dead, but this does mean the democrats cannot move forward with a vote to confirm him right now. they can try again after that week-long recess that wyatt just mentioned, and republicans have signaled that they might step out of the way then but there's no guarantee. >> pelley: cabinet nominations have only been stopped with filibusters three times in our history. why did the republicans take this step? >> reporter: well, some of them feel that this vote is being rubbed that they still have questions about hagel's suitability to be secretary of defense while others think blocking this vote is their best leverage to get more information out of the white house about the benghazi attacks last september. democrats call it a fishi
hagel for defense secretary and also john brennan for head of the cia in order to get the white house to give answers. >> you're about to make some news here, i think. you are saying that you are going to block the nominations. you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this. >> yes. >> reporter: on cbs's "face the nation" sunday, senator lindsey graham acknowledged he would use a rule that allows a senator to put a hold on presidential nominees. he hopes by delaying the confirmation of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know. >> reporter: four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. >> this whi
on wjz's eyewitness news. closer to confirmation. the latest on chuck hagel's attempt to become the next defense secretary. >>> terror in the sky. balloon explodes in midair. did anyone survive? >>> i'm bob turk. rain tonight. but a much warmer wednesday. i'll have the exclusich first [ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >>> a horrible accident in egypt, as a hot air balloon explodes, killing at least 19 tourists. investigators say a landing cable got caught up in one of the helium tubes. they say that caused the balloon to shoot up in the air 1,000 feet. and then crash back to earpghts. the pilot and one passenger survived but they're in critical condition. no americans were among the victims. >>> the vatican announces what the pope will be called and what he'll wear after retirement. it says that pope benedict xvi will be addressed as your holiness. and he will become pope emeritus. he will still wear his white cassic but give u
, the white house. >>> some republican opponen chuck hagel's bid to be defense secretary say they will probably allow his confirmation vote to proceed. hagel's nomination has been put on hold trapped in battle between republican lawmakers and the administration over the attack on the u.s. mission in libya. >>> well you've probably already noticed this but the price of gas has risen 32 straight days. this morning the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas is $3.69. that's up 14 cents from a week ago and 43 cents a gallon from last month. experts say rising oil prices, reductions in cuts are all adding to the dramatic increase. >>> well arkansas law enforcement officials say troubled country sing erminedy mccready has apparently taken her own life. she was found with a single bullet to the held. her talent was overtaken by her personal problems. the 37-year-old entered court-ordered rehab this month. her two sons were put in foster care. her long-time boyfriend david wilson died last month and his death was also investigated as a suicide. >>> and osc
-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> well, it now appears that former senator chuck hagel will get the votes he needs to be confirmed as the next defense secretary. his colleagues have been stalling his nomination but yesterday alabama's richard shelby said he would vote for hagel, putting the vote over the top. al vote is expected next week. oopz >>> and it turns out that the flu vaccine is doing a dismal job of protect older people against this year's harshest strain of the flu. the centers for disease control says the vaccine is only 9% effective in patients 65 and older against the toughest strain of flu causing more than three-quarters of this year's illness. senior citizens are in this age group most vulnerable to the flu. >>> coming up on the "cbs morning news" a shoot-out on the strip. it ends up with a shooting and fiery crash on las vegas's most famous boulevard. this is the "cbs morning news." fiery crash on las vegas's most famous boulevard. this is the "cbs morning news." s is bob a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual,
tomorrow on the nomination of chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. hagel is a republican but he's been drawing a lot of criticism from senate republicans. in an interview tomorrow on cbs "this morning," former republican vice president dick cheney will join the chorus. >> my guess is if you're looking for what the president's motives are for picking chuck hagel i think he wants a republican to go be the foil, if you will for what he wants to do to the department which is, i think, do serious, serious damage to our military capabilities. >> pelley: vice president dick cheney spoke with charlie rose and you can see their interview first thing tomorrow on cbs "this morning." the man known as america's top military sniper was remembered at a memorial today. millions took a dip in the ganges repeating an ancient ritual. and two days after the blizzard some are asking "where's the plow?" when the "cbs evening news" continues. ] [ female announcer ] if you have rheumatoid arthritis, can you start the day the way you want? can orencia help? could your "i want" become "i can"? talk t
of defense chuck hagel who david president wants to be the secretary of defense hearing yesterday confirmation hearing before the senate pretty rough going. what did you take away from that. >> i thought it was terrible. i thought he did a very poor job. we interviewed him, mark and i said nice things about him. i internal enjoyed the interviews hi with him but he really did a bad job. he projected weakness which is not something you want in a secretary of defense. conot even respond to pressure from senators with any divorce or vigor. he project aid guy who hadn't prepared. some of these questions were obvious about the surge about some of the things he said on al jazeera. you have to have an answer. it's like somebody without walks into a big home of their life without having done their homework. so i still think he will be confirmed. on more or less party-line votes but if it was up to sort of a looking for a boost of a sign of confidence this was not it. >> woodruff: how do you see? >> i disagreement i thought he was compelling electrifying. no, he did not help himself. he did
to create new jobs. >> susie: an intense day on capitol hill for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. the former republican senator from nebraska took a grilling at his confirmation hearing. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle questioned him about his controversial views on gay rights, sanctions for iran, and former president george w. bush's policies in iraq. but in spite of the turmoil, hagel is expected to get confirmed by a narrow margin. >> tom: an update on failed futures brokerage firm peregrine financial, its founder, russell wassendorf senior was sentenced to 50 years behind bars. he' received the maximum sentence after admitting to engaging in fraudulent activity and misleading regulators for almost two decades. wassendorf also was ordered to pay $215 million, the amount prosecutors say he cost clients. the 64-year-old said he is "very sorry." >> tom: a couple of media giants today highlighted the challenges of an industry under-going great changes. business at viacom slowed down at the end of last year. advertising at the company's cable t.v. networks like nickelodeon,
approved a new secretary of defense, republican chuck hagel the former senator from nebraska, was confirmed 58-41. hagel only got four republican votes. it is stormy in washington tonight and another storm that pounded texas and oklahoma is now moving through the midwest. heavy snow is making travel nearly impossible all the way to the great lakes. more than a foot fell in kansas city. 100,000 homes and businesses lost power and dean reynolds has more. >> reporter: kansas city was buried for the second time a week. a blizzard so bad the plows got stuck. wind gusts in places reached 70 miles an hour and damaged buildings. amarillo was digging out of a one-day record on monday when 19 inches of snow fell there. wichita set a new record for the month. while two inches an hour fell on peoria. flights were canceled and passengers stranded across the nation's mid-section. but alternatives to air were perilous. whiteouts and two-foot drifts stranded cars and trucks and closed parts of an interstate in texas. at roadco transportation services in cicero, illinois they tracked the storm's impact on t
ahead with the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. even if hagel gets enough votes to move forward, it's unclear if his former republican colleagues will allow an immediate confirmation vote. >>> pope benedict officially steps down on thursday. cardinals are gathering in rome to choose his successor. in one of his last acts, though, as pope, benedict changed the rules of the conclave to allow it to get started as soon as they arrive. alan pizzey reports. >> reporter: the pope seems increasingly at peace as he said his last good-byes. he leaves behind a vatican beset by troubles for the next pope and for those who will choose him. britain's most senior cleric, scott scottish cardinal keith o'brien, officially resigned and then took the unprecedented step of opting out of the conclave after he was accused of inappropriate contact with three priests dating back 30 years. o'brien disputes the accusations but said he didn't want to be the focus of media attention in rome. the news came as the pope accepted a report into what is likely to
? >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward the c.i.a. directorship hagel to be confirmed for secretary of defense, until the white house gives us an accounting. did the president ever pick you want pope and call anyone from the libyan government to help these folks? what did the president do? we know he talked to the israeli prime minister from 8:00 to 9:00 on september 11 about a dust-up of a democratic platform and the fact he didn't meet the prime minister of israel when he came to new york to visit. but that's not related to libya. what did he do that night? that's not unfair. the families need to know. the american people need to know. >> schieffer: i'm not sure i understand. what do you plan to do if they don't give you an answer? are you going to put a hold on these nominations? >> yes, " why i'm going to ask my colleagues, can just like they did with john golpin, joe biden said no confirmation without information. when secretary clinton said she had a clear-eyed assessment of the threat in libya that turned out not to be true. want department of defense knew of t
of the relationships congress is holding uplet nominations of both john brennan of the c.i.a., and chuck hagel at the defense department, they tell us there were 70 e-mails that went back and forth if during that week on what susan rice should say on this broadcast and the other talk shows the following sunday, and somewhere along the way the idea that this was the act of terrorists, was taken out. why don't you, number one give the senators those e-mails and let them find up on the what they say they want to find out about this? and who in fact did take the connection to al qaeda and the terrorists will out of those talking points? >> well, i think there's-- there is an ongoing effort between the administration and the intelligence community to resolve exactly what they need to get. in addition to everything else we've already done, bob 20 hearings or briefings with members of congress, 10,000 pages of documents that we provided. and so we'll resolve whatever it is on this question-- >> schieffer: you'll give them the e-mails? >> we'll resolve it. i don't know how it will get resolved. in fac
. on recess. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. >>> senate republicans blocked chuck hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense. another senate vote is scheduled for february 26th. the republicans are angry over president obama's response to the raid on the u.s. mission in libya. the president says they are playing politics with national security. >>> well, straight ahead, kangaroo course. a troupe of roos take over the fairway at the australian open. ooooo my father loves coffee drinks coffee every day, but, but makes coffee so wrong. i think he puts like maybe two tablespoons in the whole pot so it just tastes like water. and i keep trying to tell him dad, you have to put more coffee in here, but it doesn't work. so with blonde, i think he gets the flavor that he likes so he feels more comfortable putting the appropriate amount of coffee in the thing. he does, jerry likes it light. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> here's a look at flat from >>> here's a look at flat from some cities around the country. new york, part employ sunny victory breezy, 50 the high. miami should expect some
are sending signals that chuck hagel's bid to become defense defense de de-secretary of state will come up. they say there's a reasonable time to have those questions'ed. >>> and "usa today" says hugo chavez made a return. it was announced via the president's official twitter >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by aarp. real possibilities. >>> people all over the world are looking up after a series of close encounters with meteors and asteroids. we'll find out this morning how scientists keep track of these space rocks before they get this close. >>> plus danica patrick makes history at daytona, becoming the fastest qualifier for the great american race. >> there's a lot of things and people that go into getting a full position at the daytona 500. i'm a small part. >> it's a first forwomen and we'll show you why she has nascar fans talking off the track on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by kraft cheese. make something amazing. has meaning ♪ ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ ♪ every little thing is
2. >>> defense secretary nominee chuck hagel is hoping a letter to his critics will clear the path to his confirmation. hagel said he didn't remember a report where he described the state department as an add jukt to the israeli government. >>> across the nation and in maryland gasoline prices are soaring. the price another the pump -- at the pump has increased for 32 strait 2 -- strait days. kai jackson reports this morning. >> the price of gas is burning a hole in the wallets of some drivers. many are doing a double take as they fill up their tanks. >> it's putting a big dent. $60 just to fill the tank up. it used to take $30. >> the national average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.73 gallon. that's 43 cents more than the average cost of gas just one month ago. >> triple a tells eyewitness news one of the reasons gas prices are higher is because the price of crude oil has gone up. the decision to decrease production reduced supply. at the moment demand is down as well. >> investors believe that oil will continue to rise. that's further inflating the crude oil prices and gas pr
through the bathroom door. >> a rare filibuster. >> i hope one democrat will look at chuck hagel's record and reconsider reconsider. >> just when you thought things couldn't get worse, it's worse. >> christopher dorner is dead. using his dental records, they were able to identify dorner's body. >> a former mayor gambles away from 2000 through 2009 playing video poker. >> all that you go through the preparatory -- >> so you prepare for the sunday shows. >> yes. >> and all that matters. >> that plan -- every once in a while, have some quiet time. time-outs. >> what did you get mrs. boehner for valentine's day? >> on "cbs this morning." >>> berkshire hathaway is buying the heinz ketchup company for $23 million. >> his plan is to turn the company upside down and then just wait. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on assignment so james brown is with us. >>> this is a live look at the carnival cruise ship "triumph" finally docked in alabama. we'll show you the video and outrage and comments from executives in just a
:00 central. that's 6:00 in the west. the president's controversial nomination of republican chuck hagel to be secretary of defense is moving ahead. the senate armed services committee voted 14-11 today to send it to the full senate, and a vote there is expected by thursday. we'll have the latest on a chicago murder that got the attention of the white house. we'll show you where the pope will live in retirement. and it is misery at sea aboard a stranded cruise ship when the "cbs evening news" continues from washington. washington. d chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic rea
.i.s.s. army. >> they have found all sorts of thing in hagel's past. he was once a republican. >> my new book "killing jesus." >> he's going to be super disappointed when he finds out there's already a book about that. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the middle of the country from texas to wisconsin is digging out from a powerful storm. it is causing serious problems in minnesota this morning, and now the snow is heading for the great lakes. >> the storm has dumped more than a foot and a half in some areas. snow, wind, and ice are blamed for at least two deaths. dean reynolds is just north of chicago. dean, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. the snow has tapered off after dropping 3 or 4 inches of snow, but that was more than enough to create plenty of problems. as the wintry storm blew across illinois, its impact was painfully easy to describe. >> it's freezing and the wind is terrible. >> reporter: overnight traffic crawled to a near standstill here as the snow began to fall stranding some cars. it's part of the same massive system that cripp
hagel. they could decide tomorrow. republicans are threatening to stonewall the nomination and moderate republican susan says she'll appose hagel. >> at a hearing yesterday patrick donohoe told senators the postal service needs their help. last year, keep in mind the post office loft nearly $16 billion. >>> and the "los angeles times" says researchers believe they may have spotted the youngest black hole in the galaxy and it's not fashion only 200,000 light years away. some say a black hole could provide a passage to another >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >>> this morning los angeles police are defending the fiery end to the shoot-out with christopher dorner. we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get mr. dorner out. >> our carter evans with new details on how things ended. >>> and another dangerous man is on the loose outside dallas. the search for the man who made a dramatic escape and now has an entire state on alert. >>> plus we visit a town where people say it's taki
on presidential nominees. the south carolina republican hopes that by delaying the confirmations of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. did he pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff the country needs to know. >> four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed on the attack. republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. >> the white house has been stone walling the congress. i'm going to do everything i can to get to the bottom of this and hold this president accountable. >> graham's willingness to block the president's nominees has worked once already. last month he signalled he would take action to prevent the confirmations unless leon penetta testified about benghazi. they were all on capitol hill last week. democratic senator jack reed said graham is over reacting. >> these are critical offices the secretary of defense at a time when we're looking forward looking at crisi
a vote on confirmation for chuck hagel. they insist they want more answers from the white house about the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. mission on ben ghazi, libya. >>> time now for a quick look at the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. 12 things to help you survive the last month of winter. >>> reviews of this week's new movies. and more reports from the orioles spring training camp, in sunny sarasota. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember, you can look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team. >>> a mother's plea for help echoes around the world. now, one columbia family is swamped with letters for noah. the cards and well wishes are designed to end bullying. >> reporter: in month, she learned that noah was cutting himself and had posted a suicide note online. she needed to do something fast. >> i put it out there. i was desperate. it was a survival plea. >> she came up with the idea in her head to like maybe have her friends send letters of encouragement to me to make m
.c. chuck hagel has been confirmed. he will be the next defense secretary of the united states. a few minutes ago, the senate backed the president's nominee in a vote, 58-41, with four republicans joining democrats. and the vote ended a contentious fight over the president's second choice for his second term national security team. >>> today, the u.s. supreme court hears awrmtsds -- arguments from maryland officials who want approval for police to take dna samples from people arrested for a crime. 28 states in the federal government already collect dna from people arrested for various crimes. privacy advocates and others say, though, it is unconstitutional. the justices will make a final decision in the case later this year. >>> the maryland senate debates new gun regulations. and the arguments are already getting heated. political reporter pat warren explains, the governor's firearms safety act is raising constitutional questions. >> the sandy hook school massacre in newtown, connecticut, has maryland looking at licensing and fingerprinting people
, or is it with chuck hagel, john brennan, john kerry? >> that's all the president. the president picks the people that he put around him, too. with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, defense and cia just in the last week their performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has been pretty poor. that's, you know not my judgment. that's the judgment as well of senators on both sides of the aisle. my guess is if you look at what the president's motives are for picking chuck headachele le-- chuck hagel, he wants the republican to be the foil for what he wants to do with the defense department which will do serious damage to the department. it looks to me that the president has made choices in part based on people who won't argue with him. >> we'll have much more of that interview ahead. the former vice president will talk about the use of water boarding and his relationship with former president george w. bush. >>> 24 hours after the bombshell announcement that pope benedict is resigning, the focus now turns to choosing his successor. benedict is the first pop
becoming secretary of state is a sign of strength. >> senator hagel. >> senator hagel. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> we're bringing in a highly trained team profession alg body doubles. >> they look nothing like me. some of them are black. they look nothing like me. >> well neither are you, homey. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi says he will resign at the end of the month. the bombshell announcement affects more than 1 billion catholics around the world. >> the 85-year-old pope revealed his decision this morning at a meeting of cardinals in london. mark phillips is in london. mark, good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. it is a bombshell. it is extraordinary. how extraordinary is it? a pope hasn't resigned for 600 years. the reasons cited were provided by the pope himself this morning. he issued a statement out of the vatican saying quote, that after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the certainty that my strength due to an advancing age are no longer suited
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